Thursday, January 15, 2015
Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 246: Samuel and Abigail (Fletcher) Whitney Family Records in Westminster, Mass.
It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.
The treasures today is the Westminster, Massachusetts town record of the births and deaths of the family of Samuel and Abigail (Fletcher) Whitney in the 1750 to 1800 time period:
The transcription of this record is:
Births and Deaths
Leuit Samuel Whitney and Wife Mr Samuel Whitney
Abigail Whitney famely Deceased Jan^y the 1st
Recorded viz 1782
August 27th Abigail Whitney Borne
May the 29 Mary Whitney Borne
February the Samuel Whitney Borne
May 18 Abner Whitney Borne
September Achsa Whitney Borne Deceased 14th May 1772
October Silas Whitney Born Dec^d Nov. 14^th 1798
November Martha Whitney Borne Deceased
July 2^d Alpheus Whitney Borne Died 7th March 1821
1757 aged 54 years
January Phenias Whitney Borne
the 16 1761
December Hananiah Whitney Borne
September Martha Whitney Borne
February Susanah Whitney Borne Deceased
9 1767 Amen
The source citation for this record is:
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 February 2012), "Westminster, Births, marriages and deaths," page 91 (penned), image 142 of 1195, Family of Samuel and Abigail Whitney.
I love it - after 13 children borne at essentially two year intervals between 1742 and 1767 to Abigail (Fletcher) Whitney, the recorder ends the page with "Amen."
Samuel Whitney (1719-1782) and Abigail Fletcher (1720-1783) are my fifth great-grandparents. I am descended through their 12th child, Martha Whitney (1764-1832), who married Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816) in 1783 in Westminster.
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